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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
For "Tenderness," singer Al Jarreau combined the best aspects of the studio and a live setting. He invited not only an allstar band but also a small audience of fans and friends into an L.A. studio. The result is the best ... more »
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For "Tenderness," singer Al Jarreau combined the best aspects of the studio and a live setting. He invited not only an allstar band but also a small audience of fans and friends into an L.A. studio. The result is the best possible environment for an Al Jarreau album. He responds with the fluid, ornamental vocal lines he's famous for. He does a fine job with the snaking rhythms of Jorge Ben's standard "Més que mada" and with the sentimental hook of Goffin & King's "Go Away Little Girl." Jarreau still can't resist the temptation to sing three notes where one will do; this is especially obvious on his overly cluttered duet with opera diva Kathleen Battle on Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." --Geoffrey Himes
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Lisa B. (Lisa) from CTR TUFTNBORO, NH
Reviewed on 6/28/2006...
Great for a romantic evening.
Excelent songs, wonderful band, outstanding job
Allan Cavalcanti | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 10/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Al jarreau does not sing the songs. He interpretes and fells them. As a brazilian, I feel he's done a great job singing "Mas que nada" in perfect Portuguese (!), swinging like a native born and grown brazilian guy. It is an indispensable CD if you want to listen to good music, relax and fell the atmosphere. Please, don't forget to dim out the lights..."
A jazz/pop master teams up with an opera great, and more
Sandy Smith | Philadelphia, PA USA | 08/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This live album showcases Jarreau's versatility as a jazz and pop vocalist, including a heart-melting rendition of his ballad "We Got By" and a beautiful performance of "My Favorite Things" featuring soprano Kathleen Battle. He takes on a number of Broadway and jazz standards here, including "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" and a sprightly, energized version of "Mas Que Nada". Jarreau fans need this album in their collections; for everyone else, it's a good way to hear a master of vocalese at work in the raw."